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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Chester Hill

Code SSC10518 (SSC)
People 11,752
Male 5,756
Female 5,996
Median age 36
Families 3,036
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,110
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $935
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,752 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,756 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,996 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 124 1.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,752 people in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 853 7.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 806 6.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 845 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 909 7.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 832 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 770 6.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 683 5.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 752 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 751 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 807 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 807 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 714 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 539 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 389 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 334 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 344 2.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 329 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 290 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,405 47.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 373 4.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 841 9.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 665 7.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,970 32.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,169 47.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 347 4.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,263 48.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 184 4.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 661 17.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 201 5.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 129 3.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 644 17.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 158 4.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 97 2.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 344 9.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 436 11.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 90 2.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 805 21.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,749 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.4% were in primary school, 24.0% in secondary school and 20.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,440 54.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,273 65.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 780 7.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 373 3.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,650 23.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 23.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,750 59.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,167 25.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 289 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 444 9.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,650 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,650 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Chester Hill (State Suburbs). Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 25.1% were employed part-time and 9.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 395 9.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 404 9.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 362 8.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,012 24.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,741 41.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 383 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,106 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 935 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chester Hill (State Suburbs) was $383.

Travel to work, top responses Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,298 57.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,309 25.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,114 12.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 886 9.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.0% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,825 19.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,738 18.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 905 9.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 830 9.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 18.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 734 24.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,551 51.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 687 22.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 64 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 51.1% were couple families with children, 24.2% were couple families without children and 22.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,901 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,107 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,107 and those without children was $1,901.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 397 17.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 50 2.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 307 13.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 439 19.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 168 7.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 691 30.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 119 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 113 4.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 13.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,824 95.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 182 4.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 95.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,990 78.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 531 13.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 292 7.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 78.2% were separate houses, 13.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 31 0.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 194 5.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 808 21.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,827 47.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 865 22.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 101 2.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,190 31.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,154 30.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,332 34.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 127 3.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 31.1% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 34.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,877 75.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 862 22.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 85 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.2% were family households, 22.5% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 32.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.0 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.7 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
None 521 13.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,390 36.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,192 31.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 543 14.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 181 4.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), 36.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 125 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 36.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 80 64.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Chester Hill (State Suburbs), there were 125 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 36.0%) were male and 80 (or 64.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,202 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,202.

Mortgage and rent Chester Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,042 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Chester Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,042.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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